“30 Years of Colour” at Galerie Janine Rubeiz

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Galerie Janine Rubeiz amid challenging regional conditions, the gallery opens “30 Years of Colour” on November 30, 2023, from 4 to 8 pm. Despite the distressing events affecting Palestine and South Lebanon, their commitment to defending art and culture remains intact. This exhibition serves as an ode to loyalty and community, commemorating three decades of collaboration with artists, friends, and collectors.

Zad Moultaka, Thirty seventy-six, 2023, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 75x33cm

As part of their 30-year festivities, the gallery introduced “Encounters 2023,” featuring emerging talents in a group exhibition that facilitated a dialogue between generations of artists associated with Galerie Janine Rubeiz. Their dedication to documenting socio-political changes through artists’ practices dates back to 1993.

Ghada Zoghbi, Colours to Nadine, 2023, huile sur toile, 30×36 cm

The gallery owner Nadine Begdache envisioned this celebration as an opportunity for each artist to create an artwork inspired by the milestone, exploring themes such as the significance of 30 years in one’s life, an artist’s journey, historical perspectives, personal evolution, and the geopolitical context of the past three decades in Ras Beirut.

The exhibition features works by acclaimed artists including Yvette Achkar, Ara Azad, Dalia Baassiri, Rached Bohsali, Elie Bourgély, Joseph Chahfé, Petram Chalach, Dinah Diwan, and many more. Additionally, the exhibition coincides with the launch of “L’art et son lieu,” a book by Charif Majdalani, accompanied by a visual anthology by Gregory Buchakjian. This publication retraces the 30-year history of Galerie Janine Rubeiz in its artistic, cultural, and geographic context, which is released on Tuesday, December 12.

Francois Sargologo,Le printemps de l’hiver. 2023. Giclée print on Hahnemühle photo rag paper, 24 x 36 cm

About Galerie Janine Rubeiz

Since its transformation from Dar El Fan in 1992, Galerie Janine Rubeiz, founded by Nadine Majdalani Begdache, has been a force in nurturing Lebanese modern and contemporary art. Actively participating in prestigious art fairs globally, the gallery also champions Lebanon’s cultural heritage, evidenced by initiatives like the “Bitasarof” exhibition in 2016, supporting the national library. Representing both established figures like Shafic Abboud and emerging talents, the gallery amplifies Lebanese art internationally. Despite Lebanon’s challenges, it persists in its mission. The gallery not only fosters local talents but also fosters global cultural dialogue, showcasing international artists and collaborating with diplomatic representatives.

Location: Galerie Janine Rubeiz, Beirut

Dates: November 30 – December 30, 2023

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